Golden LivingCenter Greeley Cited After Failure to Respond to Change in Condition
It is alleged in a report dated May 10, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a resident was neglected when s/he developed a change in condition and had multiple falls in a six-hour period. The resident was on Lovenox and had difficulty holding utensils, behavior changes, was hospitalized, and died the following day.
Failure to Respond to Change in Condition, Falls, at Golden LivingCenter Greeley
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect did occur when facility staff failed to provide a resident with necessary care interventions that addressed the resident with necessary care interventions that addressed the resident’s change in condition after the resident fell three times in six hours, sustained a cranial hematoma, developed symptoms of increased intracranial pressure, and neurologically deteriorated over 38-hour period. Staff found the resident unresponsive. The resident was emergently transferred to the hospital where s/he died from multiple subdural hematomas and subarachnoid hemorrhages.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
If you have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.